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As I Descended

Title

As I Descended

Authors

Robin Talley

Publisher

HarperCollins Publishers

Publication Year

2016

ISBN

9780062409232

Pages

384 pages

Genre

supernatural

Format

novel

Item Type

Fiction

Annotation

Maria Lyon and Lily Boiten are Acheron Academy's power couple. Only one thing stands between them and their perfect future: campus superstar Delilah Dufrey. And Lily and Maria are willing to do anything to keep Delilah from winning the distinguished Cawdor Kingsley Prize. Together, Maria and Lily harness the dark power long rumored to be present on the former plantation that houses their school. When feuds turn to fatalities, and madness begins to blur the distinction between what's real and what's imagined, the girls must find a way to stop what they started.

Grade Level

9-12

Lexile Measure

HL670L

Diversity Topics

LGBTQ (Gender and Sexuality); Disability and Health; Gay/Lesbian; Physical disability; lesbian; lesbian teenager; gay; gay teenager; same-sex relationship; chronic pain; mobility; crutches user

Main Character

multiple

Race/Ethnicities

multiple

Family Formation

multiple

LGBTQ+

lesbian females; gay males

Awards

Best Children's Books of the Year, 2017 Ages 14 and Older
Best of the Best Books, 2016 Teen Fiction
Kirkus Book Review Stars, 2016
Rainbow List, 2018 Young Adult Fiction
Cybils Awards, 2016, Nominee, Young Adult (Speculative Fiction)

Keywords

teenagers; Ouija board; spiritualism; high school; thrillers; Macbeth; Stanford; prep school; secret romance; scholarship; plantation

Diversity Impact

direct

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